The educational objective of the graduate certificate in Suzuki pedagogy is to prepare students as teachers proficient in the Suzuki pedagogical method. Students who complete the course of study may have course completion registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Admission is according to standards established by the National Association of Schools of Music and requires a bachelor of music degree or its equivalent.
The program requires 18 s.h. of pedagogy course work with a minimum grade of B, a written pedagogical project, a full solo recital, and a final oral exam. The recital must include advanced repertoire from the Suzuki Violin School and supplementary literature. Certificate candidates must exhibit a thorough understanding of the Suzuki approach to pedagogy and its materials through demonstration teaching and the written project.
Minimum certificate requirement is 18 s.h. as follows: